HANOVER, N.H. — Shortly after being named Defensive Player of the Week as well as Rookie of the Week for the Ivy League, Dartmouth cornerback Isiah Swann was recognized by STATS as its FCS National Freshman Player of the Week.
Swann, a 6-0, 180-pound freshman from Queen Creek, Arizona, was all over the field as Dartmouth held off Towson 20-17 for the Big Green’s second win over a CAA Football opponent this season. Entering the contest with just three tackles to his credit, the rookie broke out against Towson in his first collegiate start with a game-high 13 tackles, including 10 solos, an interception and three pass breakups. Swann's pick occurred early in the second quarter at the Dartmouth 43 and set up a Big Green touchdown that gave them the lead for good.
Other players to earn one of the national weekly awards from STATS were South Dakota State quarterback Taryn Christion (offense), South Carolina State linebacker Darius Leonard (defense) and South Dakota kicker Miles Bergner (special teams).
In addition to Swann’s honor, senior Charlie Miller earned honorable mention for the FCS National Special Teams Player of the Week for blocking the potential game-tying 22-yard field goal with 2:19 to play.
Dartmouth (3-2, 0-2 Ivy) returns to conference action this week when it travels to New York to take on Columbia (1-4, 0-2 Ivy) at 1:30 p.m. The game will be televised by ONE World Sports and simulcast online on the Ivy League Digital Network. Big Green fans can also listen to the game locally on the radio on 94.5 ESPN (94.5 FM, 1230 and 1400 AM) or around the globe online for free at 945espn.com with Adam Giardino and Wayne Young ’72 bringing the action to life.